Jackie is a bilingual Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who began her career volunteering in the Child Life department at Miami Children's Hospital, in 2007. It was there that she developed a passion for helping children. Jackie later discovered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and loved that she could make a difference in the lives of others through the application of science.
Since then, Jackie has worked with children and adults with a wide array of developmental disabilities and disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other neurological conditions. She has great success working alongside parents, teachers, and therapists from other fields to help her clients reach their highest potential. By implementing the principles of ABA, Jackie decreases maladaptive behaviors and increases functional behaviors to improve the quality of life of her clients and their families.
Jackie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University and completed her Master of Science degree in Counseling, with a concentration in Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis, with highest honors, from Nova Southeastern University in 2015.
Sasha is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked with children with behavior challenges, autism, social skills deficits, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Sasha first entered the field of ABA in 2011, as a Verbal Behavior Therapist, providing center-based and home-based ABA therapy to children with a diagnosis of autism and other related developmental disorders. She has experience working in a school setting, as part of the Special Education (S.P.E.D) team, providing training and support to educators and school staff; conducting observations and functional behavior assessments (FBA); and developing and implementing behavior intervention plans (BIP) and IEPs.
As a child and family therapist, Sasha strongly believes in play-based learning, fostering independence, and maintaining consistent boundaries and expectations. She guides parents in implementing evidence-based skills to ensure that the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of their child are being met.
Sasha completed a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2012. She earned both a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015.